Marathon: Sports Injuries

STAYING PHYSICALLY FIT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

1.Keepmoving. Inadditiontostayingactive,trytoavoidsittingforprolonged periods of time. Remember: Too much sitting is hazardous to your health. Research shows that getting up for just five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes and performing light activity (say, pacing around the house or performing simple squat exercises) reduces the risk of diabetes and other heart disease risk factors. 2. Be creative and get rid of ‘all or nothing’ mindsets. Theholidaysarehectic,butdoyourbest toavoid the ‘allornothing’mentality when itcomestohealthfuleatingandphysicalactivity. Inreality,there ismore than just one way to live healthfully and be active. During the holidays, get a bit creative with exercise and opt for fun ways that make physical activity a family affair. From exploring new group fitness classes to building physical

activity into holiday traditions. Think outside the box when it comes to ways tohavequality timewith familyand friendswhilealsoprioritizingyourhealth. 3.Plan–andrememberthere isalwaystimeandopportunityforaworkout. Plan your workouts for the week and note them in your schedule to assure they area part of your day. Also, remember that some exercise is better than none.Ratherthanskippingthegymaltogether,maketimeforaquickworkout. From now until New Year’s Day, your schedule will likely be filled with family obligations, traveling and festive outings with all sorts of tempting treats. Eventhemostdisciplinedpeoplecanfind itdifficulttosticktotheirhealthand fitness routines. However, with these tips, you will be able to manage activity into your daily schedule with patience and time.

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